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Next Tottenham manager LIVE: Ryan Mason interim head coach until end of the season, Nagelsmann closes in, Mourinho out

RYAN MASON, 29, has been appointed interim head coach of Tottenham until the end of the season.

While Julian Nagelsmann is closing in on becoming the new Spurs permanent boss after Jose Mourinho's sacking on Monday, just SIX days before the EFL Cup final.

Follow ALL of the latest updates below...

  • MORE ON LEVY

    Another club boss added: “Daniel can paint himself as a victim but nobody was buying that at all. It’s too late for that.”

    Richard Masters and the Prem leadership, as well as the clubs outside the Big Six, were left bolstered by a firm vow from PM Boris Johnson that he will bring in urgent legislation that would prevent the Six from joining the £4.6billion scheme.

    That meeting involved representatives of Arsenal, Spurs and Manchester United supporters’ trusts and the Football Supporters Association, FA chief executive Mark Bullingham, as well as Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden.

    Johnson is understood to have made it abundantly clear to the meeting that he would simply not allow the breakaway to take place.

  • SUPER LEAGUE EXCLUSIVE

    Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is "shaken" by the Super league backlash.

    In a stunning act of contrition he told Brighton chief executive Paul Barber to pass on details of a conversation they had before the 14 clubs left out of the breakaway met with League chief Richard Masters.

    In a message that left the clubs increasingly confident they have the rebels on the run and will be able to kill off the proposals within days, the Spurs chief conceded he may have misjudged the mood of the nation.

    Barber, who previously served on the board at White Hart Lane told the clubs Levy said this was "not what I wanted, or expected"

    The Brighton exec added: “Daniel says this all grew from a feeling that Uefa simply doesn’t listen to us as a League. He believes the big clubs deserve more respect and more money.”

    But while Levy’s message was viewed by the clubs as the first recognition of the scale of the mistake, it did not spare him and the rest of the Big Six from the wrath of the 14 left on the outside.

    One club source revealed: “Paul was told to pass on a simple message back - that Daniel and the rest of them were destroying all of us by this act.

    “We are all still seething at what has gone on. Every single one of us. There is no sympathy at all for Levy or anyone else involved. They’re the ones who put us in this position because of their greed.”

  • KAN HE MAKE IT?

    Ryan Mason does not know if Tottenham's star striker Harry Kane will be fit for the Carabao Cup Final.

    Spurs can end a 13-year trophy doubt on Sunday against Man City but may have to do it without the England captain after he hobbled off against Everton on Friday night.

    Kane did not train on Monday and Tuesday and will miss Wednesday's game against Southampton.

    Interim boss Mason said: "I’m not sure currently, he didn’t train today.

    "It’s a case of taking it day by day.

    "We’re not sure about the weekend just yet but what we do know is Harry’s working hard to get over this injury."

  • EU CANT PASS

    Fans attempted to stop Liverpool team buses from entering Elland Road ahead of tonight's match against Leeds.

    The actions of the fans, who could be from either club, were a protest against Liverpool's decision to join the European Super League.

    Liverpool are the first member of the newly-found ESL to play a Premier League game since news of the competition broke yesterday.

    The reigning champions have agreed to join the ESL along with Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham.

    The Premier League's so-called 'Big Six' have joined Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan in creating the league.

    Presuming they go ahead, the plans will see a £4.6BILLION pot backed by JP Morgan split between the 'dirty dozen' - as many have described the clubs - and relegation scrapped.

    Those protesting outside Elland Road may well have been by Leeds fans - or even just football fans in general - considering the overwhelmingly negative response to the breakaway league.

    Marcelo Bielsa's team have already shown their disgust at the plans - wearing T-shirts with the words 'EARN IT' emblazoned across the front as they warmed up for tonight's game.

  • JAMES MILNER SPEAKS OUT

    The ex-England international was asked about the proposed European Super League after Liverpool’s draw at Leeds.

    Asked when he heard about the news of the ESL, Milner says: “Same as everyone else I think when it broke yesterday. That was the first we had heard of it.”

    Milner asked on his opinion of the ESL: “I don’t know I think it’s the same as everyone, there’s a lot of questions. My personal opinion, I don’t like it and hopefully it doesn’t happen.”

    The stand-in Liverpool skipper was asked what he doesn’t like about the ESL, he responds: “Probably the same reasons as everybody else who has been talking out over the last day.

    “Obviously it’s been difficult for us, we’ve tried to prepare for the game but I can only imagine what’s been said about it and probably agree with most of it.”

    Asked if he felt the negative response to Liverpool players was underserved, he says: “I think the players obviously have no say, so the welcome we got to the ground tonight was a bit unjust because obviously we’re here to play football and in no control of it.

    “But for us we just need to get on the field and try and finish strong.”

  • MORE FROM BAMFORD

    Asked about wearing the T-shirts in protest of the ESL, he said: “For me personally, from what I’ve seen on Twitter and the news, I haven’t seen one football fan that’s happy about the decision.

    “I think football ultimately is for the fans. Without the fans every single club would be pretty much nothing.

    “So I think it’s important we stand our ground and show that football is for the fans and keep it that way.”

  • PAT ON THE BACK

    Patrick Bamford asked about the proposed European Super League.

    He replied: "We've just seen pretty much what everyone else has seen on Twitter and stuff.

    "It's amazing just the things that they're talking about. I can't quite comprehend, it's amazing the amount of uproar that comes into the game when somebody's pockets are being hurt.

    "It's a shame it's not like that with other things that go wrong at the minute, with racism and stuff like that, but it's just how it is at the minute."

  • BORIS JOHNSON ADDRESSES THE NATION

    In a world exclusive, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has wrote a column in The Sun to address the proposed European Super League.

    He writes: "Anyone who has watched me play football or played with me in the same match will know that I am far from an expert on the beautiful game.

    "But you don’t need to be an expert to horrified at the prospect of the so-called “Super League” being cooked up by a small number of clubs.

    "You only need a pulse to know that football is not a brand or a product. In fact it’s so much more than even a sport.

    "Football clubs in every town and city and at every tier of the pyramid have a unique place at the heart of their communities, and are an unrivalled source of passionate local pride.

    "And the joy of the game’s current structure, one that has kept people coming back year after year, generation after generation, is that even the most seemingly endless period of frustration is made bearable by the possibility, however remote, that one day you could see them rise up.

    "After all if Leicester City can win the Premier League, if Nottingham Forest can be champions of Europe not once but twice then maybe, just maybe, your team can do the same.

    "But that can only happen if the playing field is even vaguely level and the ability to progress is universal."

    READ THE PM'S FULL COMMENT SECTION HERE

    BORIS JOHNSON ADDRESSES THE NATION

    In a world exclusive, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has wrote a column in The Sun to address the proposed European Super League.

    He writes: "Anyone who has watched me play football or played with me in the same match will know that I am far from an expert on the beautiful game.

    "But you don’t need to be an expert to horrified at the prospect of the so-called “Super League” being cooked up by a small number of clubs.

    "You only need a pulse to know that football is not a brand or a product. In fact it’s so much more than even a sport.

    "Football clubs in every town and city and at every tier of the pyramid have a unique place at the heart of their communities, and are an unrivalled source of passionate local pride.

    "And the joy of the game’s current structure, one that has kept people coming back year after year, generation after generation, is that even the most seemingly endless period of frustration is made bearable by the possibility, however remote, that one day you could see them rise up.

    "After all if Leicester City can win the Premier League, if Nottingham Forest can be champions of Europe not once but twice then maybe, just maybe, your team can do the same.

    "But that can only happen if the playing field is even vaguely level and the ability to progress is universal."

    READ THE PM'S FULL COMMENT SECTION HERE

  • 'THANK YOU'

    Harry Kane has broken the silence regarding Jose Mourinho's dismissal by Tottenham as he publicly thanked the Portuguese gaffer.

    The Special One was sacked by Spurs on Monday after 17 months in charge and just six days before the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.

    Mourinho had been under huge pressure in North London after they crashed out of the Europa League at the hands of Dinamo Zagreb in March.

    He leaves with Spurs sitting seventh in the Premier League following Friday's 2-2 draw against Everton, with the club winning just one out of their last five top-flight games.

    Spurs issued a short statement addressing his axing earlier this morning where chairman Daniel Levy thanked him for his services.

    And England international Kane was the first Tottenham player to respond to the news as he spoke of his honour at working with him.

  • BUSSINESS MOVES

    Here is a rundown of the Spurs hierarchy that sacked Jose Mourinho while backing the move into a proposed European Super League.

    Owner(s): Joe Lewis

    Nationality: British

    Net worth: £3.5bn

    Club value: £1.66bn

    Lewis took over from Lord Alan Sugar in 2001 and has been in charge ever since, alongside chairman Daniel Levy.

    Tottenham are yet to break their now-13-year trophy drought, with their last piece of silverware coming in 2008 when they won the League Cup.

    Spurs fans are often left frustrated by the club's inability to challenge their rivals financially in the transfer market.

    However, in recent season, the club have proven they're willing to spend big when the right opportunity arises.

    The board's next job will be to find anew manager after Jose Mourinho was sacked on Monday.

  • NO FANFARE

    Here are pictures of Liverpool fans showing their outrage following the news the English champions plan to move into the proposed European Super League.

  • DAN PLAN

    Danny Rose has reportedly asked to return to Tottenham’s first-team squad following Jose Mourinho’s sacking.

    And the exiled defender even had time for a giggle at his former boss’ expense as he left training today.

    Rose, 30, has not made a single appearance this season after being axed by Mourinho to Spurs’ Under 23s.

    Rose famously clashed with the Special One during the Amazon documentary ‘All or Nothing’, demanding why he had been dropped while others kept their places in the team.

    The explosive row was caught on camera, with Rose saying: “Other people have been s*** in training, s*** in games, but play every game and are in the squad every game.

    “It’s facts and the whole changing room know it’s fact.”

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